Andesa Announces Three Executive Leadership Team Promotions

Written by: Andesa Services

Allentown, PA, August 16, 2022

Andesa, a leading provider of policy lifecycle solutions for the life insurance and the annuities industry, announces the promotion of Angela Conn to Chief Client Officer, Michelle Cramer to Chief Implementation Officer, and Chris Shalbert to Chief Technology Officer.

“We adopted an aggressive strategic plan in 2022-2023 and are aligning our organization around the key strategies therein. It is fitting to recognize Angela, Michelle, and Chris for their past contributions to our efforts as they assume additional responsibilities in pursuit of our Andesa Forever vision,” said Ron Scheese, President and CEO.

Angela Conn joined Andesa in 2015 and has seen her responsibilities increase from Manager of Business Operations, Product Line Manager – Plan Administration, and Director of Client Experience. In her new position as Chief Client Officer, she is accountable for client services, management, and retention.  Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Michelle Cramer joined Andesa in 2015 as a Product Line Manager – COLI and Lead Actuary.  In her new position as the Chief Implementation Officer and Chief Actuary, she is accountable for the implementation of project initiatives that align with client requests and business opportunities.  Michelle is a seasoned actuary with more than 25 years of experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of New Jersey, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Chris Shalbert joined Andesa in 2001 and recently spent 7 years as Andesa’s Client Implementation Officer.  In his new position as Chief Technology Officer, he is accountable for driving Andesa’s technology strategy aligned with business objectives, which includes responsibility for application development practices, technology solutions, system architecture, and IT Operations.  Chris attended LaSalle University where he studied Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science, Risk Management, and Insurance.

These extraordinary individuals embody Andesa’s Forever vision and are aligned with the strategic priorities of the business focused on culture, employee engagement, performance, and most importantly outstanding service to clients.

About Andesa

Andesa is a leading, employee-owned provider of policy lifecycle solutions for the life insurance and annuities industry that offers modern cloud-based systems for transaction management and recordkeeping. Through flexible end-to-end lifecycle management solutions, a commitment to data security, and decades of market and product expertise, we help carriers, brokers, key stakeholders, and participants pursue strategic sales opportunities and successfully navigate market change. For more information on Andesa, please visit or follow us on Twitter @AndesaServices.


Kerianne Geist
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